The Census Bureau’s mission is to serve as the leading source of quality data about the nation’s people and economy. We honor privacy, protect confidentiality, share our expertise globally, and conduct our work openly.
We are guided on this mission by scientific objectivity, our strong and capable workforce, our devotion to research-based innovation, and our abiding commitment to our customers.
The Census Bureau operates under Title 13 and Title 26 of the U.S. Code.
Our goal is to provide the best mix of timeliness, relevancy, quality and cost for the data we collect and services we provide.